A Masters in Forensic Psychology is a postgraduate degree aimed at those students already possessing an undergraduate degree in psychology, and wishing to deepen their knowledge of psychology with relevance to the criminal justice system.
Entrance to a Masters in Forensic Psychology degree will vary depending on the university you are applying to, so you are advised to speak with the institution you are applying to for a full list of specific entry requirements.
You will generally be expected to have gained an upper second class degree in a related field of study such as psychology. You will almost always need to be a member of the Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society, which is gained through a successful application after completing an undergraduate degree in psychology.
Some postgraduate degrees in Forensic Psychology may require students to attend an entrance interview. To help you understand postgraduate interviews we have put together an article for the top 10 questions that are likely to pop up and the best ways that you can answer them: Top 10 Postgraduate Interview Questions.
Most graduates from a Masters in Forensic Psychology opt to work directly in the field as the course is the first step towards gaining Chartered Forensic Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society. Graduates from this degree will have lots of job opportunities in these industries:
- The criminal justice system
- Health services
- Civil society